Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
email@example.com >> glor: tonight, new doubts that a fiscal cliff deal can get done. the senate majority leader compares the house speaker to a dictator as the house says it will reconvene sunday. will they get back to talks? reports from nancy cordes and major garrett. we're also facing a dairy cliff. john blackstone on why milk may soon double in price. the drilling boom in colorado it's leaving towns flush with cash but what is it leaving behind? ben tracy is there. and dean reynolds on the men who create some of the most precious gifts. all retirees? >> all retirees. and they all get paid the same. >> reporter: nothing. >> nothing. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> glor: good evening, everyone.
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm PST
before we take the "fiscal cliff" plunge at midnight eastern time. >> i'm willing to get this done. i need a dance partner. >> reporter: vice president joe biden and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell have been trying to hammer out a last-minute agreement. they have agreed on a few issues, but both sides are making concessions. if the deal passes? >> it looks like democrats will keep popular items like a five-year extension on the child tax credit. it's for workers who do not earn enough to pay income taxes. also, the refundable credit for parents who have kids going to college should stay in place. that would help families pay for tuition costs that continue to rise across the nation. and for healthcare providers who treat medicare patients, about $30 billion will be expected to help pay the costs for at least one more year. but what most of us will have to pay, the payroll tax for social security. it is going up 2% starting tomorrow and that means if you earn $100,000 a year, you'll pay an extra $2,000 next year out of your paycheck. so it is possible but not probable that the s